Welcome to Travis Fimmel Fan, the online home for all Travis Fimmel fans worldwide! As the most comprehensive fansite dedicated to supporting Travis and his career, we strive to bring you all the latest and greatest on our Australian star. Our giant network consists of a large photo gallery, in-depth information and so much more! Travis is most known for his role as Tarzan on the short lived series. He now stars as Ragnar on History's Vikings. I hope you will enjoy the site, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Travis Fimmel (born 15 July 1979) is an Australian actor and former model. He is best known for his high-profile Calvin Klein campaign, for co-starring opposite Patrick Swayze in TV series The Beast and for his break-out role as the lead in the History Channel's critically acclaimed series Vikings. Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney. continue...

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An epic fantasy/adventure based on the popular video game series.
Release: March 11, 2016
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Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

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Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes.
Release: Thursdays on History @ 10/9c
Status: Currently airing Season 2
Genre: TV Series | Action | Drama | History

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Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg; King Aelle arrives in Wessex.

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April 11th, 2014
Vikings – “Blood Eagle” Recap

Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.

April 4th, 2014
Vikings – “Unforgiven” Recap

King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.

March 29th, 2014
Vikings – “Answers in Blood” Recap

Lagertha and Ragnar unite to fight Jarl Borg and regain control Kattegat. Afterward, Bjorn must make another difficult choice. Athelstan struggles to define his faith, while Aslaug must face the truth of her prophecies.

March 27th, 2014
Vikings Goes to War: “Everyone’s Lives Are at Stake”

TV Guide – Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) might be reunited, but we wish it was under happier circumstances. The Vikings brothers have united against an even bigger enemy than each other: Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr), their former ally who’s taken over Kattegat as revenge. But will Ragnar and Rollo be able to work together again after all that’s happened?

“I think with those circumstances it doesn’t become about the brothers feud anymore,” Standen tells TVGuide.com. “It becomes about the feud of Kattegat and the future of their land and the people that live in Kattegat and the surrounding area.”

“There’s a whole kingdom and the kingdoms at stake. Everyone’s lives are at stake when Jarl Borg comes onto the scene,” Standen adds.

But while the stakes might be higher, Ragnar will find himself at a disastrous disadvantage in his second face-off with Jarl Borg. Not only will Ragnar be distracted by watching out for his son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), but between all the men lost in the first battle and those who are still in England, Ragnar’s forces are severely depleted.

“There’s no warriors left. There’s just old men and children left,” Standen says. “It’s going to have a devastating effect so it’s going to bring everyone together. Plus, it’s Vikings against Vikings again. They know all their strengths and weaknesses. It’s a lot more bloodthirsty. It’s a lot more brutal.”

This fight will be particularly personal for Rollo, who betrayed Ragnar in favor of Jarl Borg before surrendering when victory was in sights. “I don’t think Jarl Borg will ever forgive Rollo for that. And Rollo is hard to read so you never really know what’s going on in Rollo’s head so I’m sure Rollo’s got a few surprises for Jarl Borg as well,” Standen says.

The new war will also force Rollo to face a particularly painful part of his past in Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard). After Rollo nearly killed him, the ship maker isn’t quite as quick as Ragnar to forgive the shamed brother. “Floki and Rollo have had contention that started off quite early in Season 1 when Rollo was christened and it just escalates … right up until the climax at the end of the season,” Standen teases.

Are you excited to see another Vikings vs. Vikings battle? Should Floki forgive Rollo?

Vikings airs Thursdays at 10/9c on History.

March 27th, 2014
1 Year Anniversary!!

As of yesterday, I am happy to announce that Travis Fimmel Fan has reached its 1 year anniversary. I want to thank you all for making this site so much fun to do. With the success of Travis’s show “Vikings” and his movie career exploding, here’s hoping to stay online for more years to come. I want to thank Travis for being an amazing actor and for making this site what it is. Im so happy to be apart of this journey for as long as Travis is around!

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March 27th, 2014
History Channel’s ‘Vikings’ gets third season

EW.com – History has ordered a 10-episode third season of its hit drama Vikings to air in 2015.

“Vikings has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and general manager for History and H2, said in a statement.

History’s first original scripted series is currently only four episodes into its second season and is averaging 3.4 million total viewers.

Production on season 3 begins this summer.

March 21st, 2014
Vikings – “Eye for an Eye” Recap

A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar’s absence.

March 19th, 2014
The wrath of Ragnar

Sydney Morning Herald – With their epoch-spanning reputation for murder, rape and taking things without asking nicely, Vikings could argue – if they weren’t also hopelessly illiterate – that they have been the victims of bad PR.

“What was written about Vikings was documented by hostile witnesses such as Christian monks, who had an interest in exaggerating many aspects of Viking life,” says Michael Hirst, writer and creator of the Emmy Award-winning series The Tudors and now the brains behind Vikings on SBS.

“Showing the world from a Viking point of view has never been tried before, because people think they’re unsympathetic characters who attack and kill innocents,” he says. “But I find them very interesting. They’re not angels, but their culture is rich and sophisticated.”

Speaking in Ireland on the set of season two, Hirst explains his difficulty in finding the right man to play Ragnar, the Norse warrior and legendary Viking chieftain on whom the series is based. “Vikings have always been seen as sort of one-dimensional comic book villains: hairy, violent and badly-dressed,” he says. “I’ve always thought of Scandinavians as being intelligent and having depth. I wanted someone who is very thoughtful and not just loud and out there and who wants to kill everyone.” After auditioning “beefy guys who always shouted in a rather comical way” and some “very pretty English actors” whom he doubted “could convincingly kill anyone, let alone lift an axe,” he received a self-made tape from former Calvin Klein model and Echuca boy, Travis Fimmel. “Who knew?” Hirst says. “An Australian!”

“Travis did the test in the kitchen of his farmhouse,” Hirst says. “He didn’t bother trying to disguise his Australian accent; he didn’t dress up as a Viking like lots of people had done – he just did the scene and did it rather quietly, with pauses.”

On the soundstage, the softly spoken Fimmel is feeling down about his performance. “God I suck in this scene,” he tells no-one in particular. When the director calls ”action!” Fimmel must not suck, but rather lick the skin of a white snake writhing in the hands of a blind soothsayer. Throughout the sequence, his Ragnar is calm, menacing and ponderous; precisely the qualities Hirst found so magnetic. “Aussies have sort of a different mentality about certain stuff,” Fimmel tells me between takes, theorising about the success of Australians in LA.

“I mean, so many Americans have been doing jobs for so long that maybe they’ve got the same mannerisms or they look at life the same way. I just think Aussies have a different attitude towards life.”

He acknowledges the flood of expats in Hollywood, looking for roles that are next to impossible to find at home.

“I get sick of Aussies camping on my couch,” he laughs. Fimmel would like nothing more than to disconnect from the nonsense of modernity and get back to the simplicity of farm life in Echuca. “I’d love to live in this period,” he says of the 7th century. “You’ve just got to survive. I’d love no phones, no MTV and all that stuff.”

Lunchtime and the smartphones Fimmel so despises, are whipped out by young Dublin extras dressed in the auburn robes of Dark Age monks. The boys mingle and text in the sun while unconsciously rubbing the expansive bald spots shaved into their heads. In the canteen, a bearded man dressed as a fearsome, hulking Norseman kindly asks the lunch lady, “How’s the soup?” Outside, a skip overflows with broken props from battles scenes (“When a character dies, we can reuse their shield,” says a crewman), and in the corridor are charred mannequins dressed as dead peasant children. Back to work and a make-up artist rushes on set to apply more dirt. It takes a lot of co-ordinated technological expertise to look barbaric.

Like his Vikings, Hirst has a lot to conquer. “I don’t want to stop until they find America,” he says. Credit goes to Columbus, but the ominous long-ships beat him by 500 years. Obviously, the Italian had better PR.

March 18th, 2014
Travis Fimmel had ‘the right Viking vibe’

3news.co.nz – Vikings creator Michael Hirst is glad Aussie actor Travis Fimmel is no try-hard.

Hirst was without a leading man a week out from shooting the pilot for Vikings when Fimmel’s audition reel arrived.

Making no real effort to sound or look like a Viking, Fimmel delivered his lines with a broad Australian accent while standing in the kitchen of his family’s farm in country Victoria.

The next day Fimmel was on his way to Ireland to audition in front of Hirst as Viking warrior Ragnar Lothbrok, who yearns to raid the rumoured riches of undiscovered England.

Hirst says there was no shortage of actors for the role. It’s just that most tried too hard to be a stereotypical Viking for the series, which returns to SBS One on March 24.

That was exactly the opposite of what the UK writer and executive producer was seeking.

“I wanted a particular type of character, I didn’t want cliche,” Hirst says, explaining his frustration at the audition process from his home in the UK.

“Most people who read for the role were kind of shouting and saying, ‘I am a Viking’ but I wanted someone who is thoughtful and intelligent.

“I didn’t see the Vikings just as brutes.”

Before Fimmel’s audition, Hirst had earmarked someone else for the role of Ragnar but rejected that actor (whom he doesn’t name) on the advice of his wife, Deborah.

Deborah said she would not watch the series with “him” in it. So a week before filming was to start, Hirst told the show’s US executives they were without a leading actor.

“Travis’s tape came in the very next day, I think, and he had filmed it in the kitchen of his house and he didn’t dress up like a Viking,” Hirst says.

“He didn’t pretend he wasn’t Australian. He just did the scene very quietly and myself and the director, who is a Swedish guy, we said, ‘We think maybe we found him.’

“Everyone loved what he did when he came over to Ireland and we cast him, although a lot of people were full of trepidation. But he is perfect.”

Fimmel is not the only Aussie with a leading role.

Alyssa Sutherland plays princess Aslaug, who is also Ragnar’s love interest.

Hirst has an affinity with Australian actors. He wrote Cate Blanchett’s first Oscar-nominated role in Elizabeth, which also starred Geoffrey Rush.

He also penned Elizabeth: The Golden Age, for which Blanchett was again nominated for Oscar.

Like Elizabeth, Hirst has chosen a character with more than one story to tell. That means there are plenty of directions Vikings can take if it continues to be a success.

“I chose a character who had, historically, many sons and his sons became almost as famous in Viking legend as Ragnar himself,” Hirst says.

“If we do well with Ragnar we get on to his sons, including the improbably named Ivor The Boneless.”

March 14th, 2014
Vikings – “Treachery” Recap

The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing and King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe. While Ragnar races to dominate in the West, Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.

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